The Lucky 7 Meme


The ever-fab Fabio Bueno, blogger and young adult fiction writer, has tagged me in the “Lucky 7” excerpt challenge.  Oh, sure: easy for him, he has three WIPs going at the same time, LOL.  And he did a terrific job, too.  Click here to see for yourself!

So here’s how the Lucky 7 game works:

1. Go to page 77 of your current MS/WIP

2. Go to line 7

3. Copy down the next 7 lines, sentences, or paragraphs, and post them as they’re written.

4. Tag 7 authors, and let them know.

This is a great opportunity for us writers to share a snippet of what we do, and get the support of our community, so I’m game!

My current novel (a historical mystery), Unseemly Pursuits, is in the early stages.  I’m only up to page 53.  So I copied the last 7 lines of the last page I worked on.  Here goes, and thanks for reading!


“My sin – will come down on you, Concordia.  You are…in danger.”

“What sin?  What sort of danger?”  Concordia’s hands shook.

“It did not stay buried in the sands of Egypt.  It is here,” the voice continued, weaker now.  “You must put my secret to rest.”

“Does this have anything to do with Colonel Adams’ death?”  Lieutenant Capshaw interrupted.

Suddenly, the table rocked violently, causing everyone but Madame Durand to jump away.  Instead, the medium slumped against Mrs. Adams, who supported her as her husband rushed over.

Capshaw went around the room and turned up the lamps.  The séance was over.


After you quit laughing, go ahead and leave me a comment.  I love hearing from you!

Here are the writers I’m tagging:

1. Jill Kemerer, romance writer

2. Donna Newton, screenwriter

3. Jenny Hansen, memoir writer

4. Lydia Sharp, young adult fiction writer

5. Loree Huebner, historical fiction writer

6. Gene Lempp, alternate-timeline fiction writer

7. Julie Glover, young adult fiction writer


My apologies if you’ve been tagged already.  We can’t wait to see what y’all come up with!

Until later,


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14 thoughts on “The Lucky 7 Meme”

  1. Jenny HansenJenny Hansen

    Thank you for tagging me in this phenomenal group of writers. You are my fabulous friend.

    Now for the peek into my brain:

    Are you trying to kill me? I’m a scene writer! For me to do this, I’ve got to put my scenes in order NOW so I can figure out where page 77 is. 🙂

    Leave it to you to make me finish structuring my novel. *pouting*

  2. Jenny HansenJenny Hansen

    p.s. I LOVE your excerpt! I totally want to know what “it” is. 🙂

  3. Loree HuebnerLoree Huebner

    Yours is an interesting segment. Made me want to read more.

    Thanks for tagging me! I’ll try to include it on next week’s post.

  4. Fabio BuenoFabio Bueno

    Wow, now I know why your blog has “mystery writer” after your name. 🙂
    Very vivid and intriguing scene, Kathy! Now I _need_ to read the rest. Please go write it. Like, right now. Please.

  5. Nancy LauzonNancy Lauzon

    What a cool idea, and I’m not laughing, your book sounds fab! Hurry up an finish it, would you? Now I’m laughing.

  6. Renee A. Schuls-JacobsonRenee A. Schuls-Jacobson

    This is pretty compelling stuff! But I remember from the logline that there is a lot of stuff going on at once.

    I really like this. I have a post all set and i also tagged you and Gene and Jenny! I think I might skip that part. Or do something different. I’m excited to see how all of you are coming along in your WIPs!

    I’m at 71K! I’ve been burning the midnight oil to finish with draft 1 by the end of summer. Can’t wait to read more of your stuff!

  7. Natalie HartfordNatalie Hartford

    LOVE it…totally left me wanting to read MORE!! Girl… titillating!! Squeeee….


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